Teaching Commons

Teaching Commons for Affect and Inquiry 2014


Ahmed, Sara

 Strange Encounters: Embodied Others in Post-coloniality. London: Routledge, 2000.

The Cultural Politics of Emotion. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2004.

Queer Phenomenology: Orientations, Objects, Others. Durham: Duke UP, 2006

The Promise of Happiness. Durham: Duke UP, 2010.

Interview with Sarah Ahmed: “Diversity is like a shiny apple, it all looks good but there is an rotten core under there.”

Ahmed’s Provocative Blogpost: “A Sinking Feeling”


Armstrong, Nancy

Armstrong, Nancy. Desire and Domestic Fiction: A Political History of the Novel. New

York: Oxford UP, 1987. Print.


Barker-Benfield, G. J.

Barker-Benfield, G. J. The Culture of Sensibility: Sex and Society in Eighteenth-century Britain. Chicago: University of Chicago, 1992. Print.

Response to Isobel Grundy's review of The Culture of Sensibility: G.J. Barker-Benfield Replies to Isobel Grundy


Barnes, Elizabeth

Barnes, Elizabeth. States of Sympathy: Seduction and Democracy in the American

Novel. New York: Columbia UP, 1997. Print.


Berlant, Lauren

Berlant, Lauren. The Anatomy of National Fantasy: Hawthorne, Utopia, and Everyday

Life. Chicago: University of Chicago, 1991. Print.

The Queen of America Goes to Washington City: Essays on Sex and Citizenship.

Durham: Duke UP, 1997. Print.

The Female Complaint: The Unfinished Business of Sentimentality in American

Culture. Durham: Duke UP, 2008. Print.

Cruel Optimism. Durham: Duke UP, 2011. Print.

Desire/love. Brooklyn, NY: Dead Letter Office, BABEL Working Group an Imprint of Punctum, 2012. Print.

Lee Edelman. Sex, or the Unbearable. Durham: Duke UP, 2013. Print.

Lauren’s Research Blog: Attachment/Detachment and Ordinary Life

Interview with Lauren Berlant: "I was always interested in the relationship between law and subjectivity."

Affect in the End Times: A Conversation with Lauren Berlant


Bourke, Joanna

Bourke, Joanna. Fear: A Cultural History, Berkeley: Counterpoint, 2007. Print.

Fear and Anxiety: Writing about Emotion in Modern History

THE books podcast: Joanna Bourke interview


Brown, Herbert Ross

Brown, Herbert Ross. The Sentimental Novel in America 1789-1860, Durham: Duke

UP, 1940.


Brown, Wendy

Brown, Wendy. States of Injury: Power and Freedom in Late Modernity. Princeton, NJ:

Princeton UP, 1995. Print.

Reclaiming Democracy: An Interview with Wendy Brown on Occupy, Sovereignty, and Secularism

Interview with Wendy Brown: Populism, a critique of Cosmopolitanism, Marx and Religion, and a characterisation of Neo-liberalism.


Burgett, Bruce

Burgett, Bruce. Sentimental Bodies: Sex, Gender, and Citizenship in the Early Republic.

Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 1998. Print.

UW Bothell Dean Bruce Burgett: School of Interdisciplinary Arts


Butler, Judith

Butler, Judith. Precarious Life: The Powers of Mourning and Violence. London: Verso,

2004. Print.

Extracts from Gender as Performance: An Interview with Judith Butler

Interview with Judith Butler: "Peace is a resistance to the terrible satisfactions of war."


Caruth, Cathy, ed.

Caruth, Cathy. Trauma: Explorations in Memory. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1995. Print.

An Interview with Jean Laplache: Cathy Caruth 2002 Emory Univesrity


Chapman, Mary and Glenn Hendler, eds.

Chapman, Mary, and Glenn Hendler. Sentimental Men: Masculinity and the Politics of

Affect in American Culture. Berkeley, CA: University of California, 1999. Print.

Sentimental Men: Masculinity and the Politics of Affect in American Culture (review)


Chase, Richard

Chase, Richard. The American Novel and Its Tradition, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1980. Print.


Chen, Mel Y.

Chen, Mel Y. Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect. Durham, NC:

Duke UP, 2012. Print.

'Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect’

Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, Queer Affect

Cheng, Anne

Cheng, Anne. The Melancholy of Race. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2001. Print.


Chow, Rey

Chow, Rey. Sentimental Fabulations, Contemporary Chinese Films: Attachment in the

Age of Global Visibility. New York City: Columbia UP, 2007. Print.

Interview with Rey Chow: Past, present and future work

Ray Chow’s Interactive Blog: A collection of work by Rey Chow


Clough, Patricia

Clough, Patricia. Autoaffection: Unconscious Thought in the Age of Teletechnology.

Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 2000. Print.

Videos: Speculative Realism-Part One and Two

Autoaffection: Unconscious Thought in the Age of Technology


Clough, Patricia and Jean Halley, eds.

Clough, Patricia, and Jean Halley. The Affective Turn: Theorizing the Social. Durham:

Duke UP, 2007. Print.

Jean Halley’s Personal Website

The Parallel Lives of Women and Cows: Meat Markets


Cvetkovich, Ann

Cvetkovich, Ann. An Archive of Feelings: Trauma, Sexuality, and Lesbian Public

Cultures. Durham: Duke UP, 2003. Print.

"Public Feelings." South Atlantic Quarterly 106.3 (2007): 459-68. Print.
----- Depression: A Public Feeling. Durham: Duke UP, 2012. Print.

Interview with Ann Cvetkovich

Books Aren’t Dead- Depression: A Public Feeling

Ann Cvetkovich's Personal Website

Cruising the Archive with Ann Cvetkovich


Cvetkovich, Ann and Ann Pellegrini, eds.

“Public Sentiments” The Scholar and the Feminist Online 2:1 


Daud, Ali

Ali, Daud. Courtly Culture and Political Life in Early Medieval India. Cambridge, UK:

Cambridge UP, 2004. Print.


de Certeau, Michel

de Certeau, Michel. The Practice of Everyday Life. Berkeley: University of California,

1984. Print.


Dolan, Jill

Dolan, Jill. Utopia in Performance. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan, 2005. Print.

Jill Dolan Interview


Douglas, Ann

Douglas, Ann. The Feminization of American Culture. New York: Knopf, 1977. Print.

Terrible Honesty in an Age of Sentimentalism: An Interview with Dr. Ann Douglas


Doyle, Jen

Doyle, Jennifer. Hold It against Me: Difficulty and Emotion in Contemporary Art. Durham: Duke UP, 2013. Print.


Jen Doyle’s Blog: From a Left Wing

Interview with Jennifer Doyle


Duggan, Lisa

Duggan, Lisa. The Twilight of Equality?: Neoliberalism, Cultural Politics, and the

Attack on Democracy. Boston: Beacon, 2003. Print.

The Nation: A Colection of Features and Blogs by Lisa Duggan


Eng, David and David Kazanjian, eds.

Eng, David L., and David Kazanjian. Loss: The Politics of Mourning. Berkeley: University of California, 2003. Print.


Fiedler, Leslie

Fiedler, Leslie A. Love and Death in the American Novel. New York: Criterion, 1960. Print.

The Critic in Winter: Encounters with Hemingway and Faulkner


Felman, Shoshana and Dori Laub

Felman, Shoshana, and Dori Laub. Testimony: Crises of Witnessing in Literature,

Psychoanalysis, and History. New York: Routledge, 1991. Print.

Trauma and Philosophy: A philosopher’s reflections on trauma as it relates to contemporary philosophical issues


Gandhi, Leela

Gandhi, Leela. Affective Communities: Anticolonial Thought, Fin-De-Siècle Radicalism,

and the Politics of Friendship. Durham: Duke UP, 2006. Print.


Gould, Deborah

Gould, Deborah B. Moving Politics: Emotion and ACT UP's Fight against AIDS.

Chicago: University of Chicago, 2009. Print.


Gregg, Melissa and Gregory J. Seigworth

Gregg, Melissa, and Gregory J. Seigworth. The Affect Theory Reader. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 2010. Print.

The Affect Theory Reader


Gross, Daniel

Gross, Daniel M. The Secret History of Emotion: From Aristotle's Rhetoric to Modern

Brain Science. Chicago: University of Chicago, 2006. Print.

An Interview with Author Daniel Gross: The Myth of American Decline

Interview with Daniel Gross: Challenging the Myth of American Decline


Habermas, Jürgen

Habermas, Jürgen. The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere: An Inquiry

into a Category of Bourgeois Society. Cambridge, MA: MIT, 1989. Print.


Halperin, David M. and Valerie Traub

Halperin, David M., and Valerie Traub. Gay Shame. Chicago: University of Chicago, 2009. Print.


Review of 'Gay Shame'


Hartman, Saidiya

Hartman, Saidiya V. Lose Your Mother: A Journey along the Atlantic Slave Route. New

York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007. Print.

Erasing Slavery article

Across the Atlantic Slave Route Video


Hemmings, Clare

Hemmings, Clare. Why Stories Matter: The Political Grammar of Feminist Theory.

Durham: Duke UP, 2011. Print.

Interview with Clare Hemmings


Ko, Dorothy
Ko, Dorothy. Cinderella's Sisters: A Revisionist History of Footbinding. Berkeley, CA:

University of California, 2005. Print.

Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland (Third Series)

Teaching Materials and Strategies


Leys, Ruth

Leys, Ruth. "The Turn to Affect: A Critique." Critical Inquiry 37.3 (2011): 434-72. Print.

The Turn to Affect: A Critique


Love, Heather

Love, Heather. Feeling Backward: Loss and the Politics of Queer History. Cambridge,

Mass.: Harvard Univ., 2009. Print.

Heather Love: "Failure Camp"


Kleinman, Arthur, Veena Das, and Margaret M. Lock

Kleinman, Arthur, Veena Das, and Margaret M. Lock. Social Suffering. Berkeley:

University of California, 1997. Print.

 Arthur Kleinman Extended Interview


Manning, Erin

Manning, Erin. Politics of Touch: Sense, Movement, Sovereignty. Minneapolis:

University of Minnesota, 2007. Print.

Public Humanities at Western: Erin Manning and Brian Massumi


Massumi, Brian

Massumi, Brian. Parables for the Virtual: Movement, Affect, Sensation. Durham: Duke

UP, 2002. Print.

Public Humanities at Western: Erin Manning and Brian Massumi


Merish, Lori

Merish, Lori. Sentimental Materialism: Gender, Commodity Culture, and Nineteenth-

century American Literature. Durham: Duke UP, 2000. Print.


Modleski, Tania

Modleski, Tania. Loving with a Vengeance: Mass-Produced Fantasies for Women.

London: Routledge, 1982. Print.

Q & A: Tania Modleski, Feminist Film Critic


Muñoz, José Esteban

Cruising Utopia: The Politics and Performance of Queer Futurity. New York: NYU Press, 2009.

Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics. Minneapolis: UMinn Press, 1999.

with David L. Eng and Judith Halberstam. Social Text: What’s Queer About Queer Studies Now? 84/85, Vol. 23, Nos. 84-86, Fall/Winter 2005.

“From Surface to Depth, between Psychoanalysis and Affect, Women and Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory. Vol. 19, No 2 (July 2009): 123-129.

“Hope and Hopelessness: A Dialogue,” with Lisa Duggan, Women and Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory. Vol. 19, No 2 (July 2009): 275-283.

“Feeling Brown, Feeling Down: Latina Affect, the Performativity of Race, and the Depressive Position” in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. Vol. 31, No 3 (2006): 675-688.


Social Text “Remembering José Muñoz” http://socialtextjournal.org/remembering-jose-munoz/

first chapter of Cruising Utopia (pdf) http://www.nyupress.org/webchapters/munoz_intro.pdf

2013 Feminist Theory Workshop Keynote Address http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huGN866GnZE


Neuman, W. Russell, George E. Marcus, Ann N. Crigler, and Michael Mackuen, eds.

Neuman, W. Russell, George E. Marcus, Ann N. Crigler, and Michael Mackuen, eds.

The Affect Effect: Dynamics of Emotion in Political Thinking and Behavior.

Chicago: University of Chicago, 2007. Print.


Ngai, Sianne

Ngai, Sianne. Ugly Feelings. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 2007. Print.

Our Aesthetic Categories: Zany, Cute, Interesting. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 2012. Print.

Our Aesthetic Categories: An Interview with Sianne Ngai


Noble, Marianne.

Noble, Marianne. The Masochistic Pleasures of Sentimental Literature. Princeton, NJ:

Princeton UP, 2000. Print.

The Masochistic Pleasures of Sentimental Literature


Pamuk, Orhan; Nazim Dikbas, trans.,

Pamuk, Orhan. The Naive and the Sentimental Novelist. Trans. Nazim Dikbaş.    

Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 2010. Print.

The Naive and the Sentimental Novelist Summary


Parr, Joy

Parr, Joy. Sensing Changes: Technologies, Environments, and the Everyday, 1953-2003.

Vancouver: UBC, 2010. Print.

Joy Parr Website

Joy Parr Media & A/V


Peligrini, Ann and Jasbir Puar

“Affect” Social Text 27 (3100): 35. (2009)


Puar, Jasbir

Puar, Jasbir K. Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer times. Durham:

Duke UP, 2007. Print.

Q&A with Jasbir Puar


Huffington Post: Celebrating Refusal: The Complexities of Saying No

Rethinking Homonationalism


Radway, Janice A.

Radway, Janice A. Reading the Romance: Women, Patriarchy, and Popular Literature.

Chapel Hill: University of North Caroline, 1991. Print.

The Culture of Reading : An Interview with Janice Radway


Reddy, William M.

Reddy, William M. The Navigation of Feeling: A Framework for the History of

Emotions. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge UP, 2001. Print.

The Making of Romantic Love: Longing and Sexuality in Europe, South Asia, and

Japan, 900-1200 CE. Chicago: University of Chicago, 2012. Print.

Impertinent Questions with William M. Reddy


Kerry Ann Rockquemore

Rockquemore, Kerry Ann, The Black Academic's Guide to Winning Tenure--without

Losing Your Soul. Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 2008. Print.

Biracial Identity: Beyond Black and White


Rosenwein, Barbara

Rosenwein, Barbara H. Emotional Communities in the Early Middle Ages. Ithaca, NY:

Cornell UP, 2006. Print.

A Short History of the Middle Ages


Samuels, Shirley, ed.

Samuels, Shirley. The Culture of Sentiment: Race, Gender, and Sentimentality in

Nineteenth-century America. New York: Oxford UP, 1992. Print.

A Short History of the Middle Ages


Sánchez-Eppler, Karen

Sánchez-Eppler, Karen. Touching Liberty: Abolition, Feminism, and the Politics of the

Body. Berkeley: University of California, 1993. Print.

Excitement About the Literary: An Interview with Karen Sánchez-Eppler


Scarry, Elaine

Scarry, Elaine. The Body in Pain: The Making and Unmaking of the World. New York:

Oxford UP, 1987. Print.

On Beauty and Being Just. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 1999. Print.

Elaine Scarry: Beauty and Social Justice


Sedgwick, Eve

Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky. Shame and Its Sisters: Silvan Tomkins Reader. Durham:

Duke UP, 1996. Print.

Touching Feeling: Affect, Pedagogy, Performativity. Durham: Duke UP, 2003. Print.

Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick Website

New York Times Article: Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, a Pioneer of Gay Studies and a Literary Theorist


Seremetakis, Nadia, Ed.

Seremetakis, C. Nadia. The Senses Still: Perception and Memory as Material Culture in

Modernity. Chicago: University of Chicago, 1996. Print.

Cultural Dynamics: A Book Review


Smith, Adam

The Theory of Moral Sentiments (1790, public domain)

From The Region


Smith, Mark M.

Smith, Mark M. Sensing the Past: Seeing, Hearing, Smelling, Tasting, and Touching in

History. Berkeley: University of California, 2007. Print.


Solomon, RobertSolomon, Robert C. What Is an Emotion?: Classic and Contemporary Readings. New

York: Oxford UP, 2003. Print.


Staiger, Janet, Ann Cvetkovich, and Ann Reynolds, eds.

Staiger, Janet, Ann Cvetkovich, and Ann Morris. Reynolds. Political Emotions. New

York: Routledge, 2010. Print.

Depression: A Public Feeling

Video: Historical Perspective with Janet Staiger [The FIlm Business]


Stearns, Peter

Stearns, Peter N., ed. Emotion and Social Change: Toward a New Psychohistory. New

York: Holmes & Meier, 1988. Print.

Stearns, Peter N. American Cool: Constructing a Twentieth-century Emotional Style.

New York: New York UP, 1994. Print.

 An Emotional History of the United States. New York: New York UP, 1998. Print.

About the Provost


Stern, Julia A.

Stern, Julia A. The Plight of Feeling: Sympathy and Dissent in the Early American

Novel. Chicago: University of Chicago, 1997. Print.


Sturken, Marita Sturken, Marita. Tourists of History: Memory, Kitsch, and Consumerism from

Oklahoma City to Ground Zero. Durham: Duke UP, 2007. Print.

Interview with Julia Stern


Tompkins, Jane

Tompkins, Jane P. Sensational Designs: The Cultural Work of American Fiction, 1790- 

1860. New York: Oxford UP, 1985. Print.

JAC Audio Interview: Jane Tompkins

Interview with Jane Thompkins


Van Sant, Ann Jessie

Jessie, Van Sant Ann. Eighteenth-century Sensibility and the Novel: The Senses in

Social Context. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2004. Print.

 Eighteenth-Century Sensibility and the Novel Summary


Wanzo, Rebecca

Wanzo, Rebecca Ann. The Suffering Will Not Be Televised: African American Women

and Sentimental Political Storytelling. Albany, NY: State University of New

York, 2009. Print.

Huffington Post: Rebecca Wanzo


Warhol, Robyn R.

Warhol-Down, Robyn. Having a Good Cry: Effeminate Feelings and Pop-culture Forms.

Columbus: Ohio State UP, 2003. Print.

Interview: Robyn Warhol-Down on "Women's Worlds"


Warner, Michael

Warner, Michael. The Letters of the Republic: Publication and the Public Sphere in

Eighteenth-century America. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1990. Print.

Fear of a Queer Planet: Queer Politics and Social Theory. Minneapolis: University of

Minnesota, 1993. Print.

 The Trouble with Normal: Sex, Politics, and the Ethics of Queer Life. Cambridge:

Harvard UP, 2000. Print.

Publics and Counterpublics. New York: Zone, 2005. Print.

Interview with Michael Warner


Wexler, Laura

Wexler, Laura. Tender Violence: Domestic Visions in an Age of U.S. Imperialism. Chapel

Hill: University of North Carolina, 2000. Print.

Laura Wexler Personal Website


Wiegman, Robyn

Wiegman, Robyn. Object Lessons: Readings in U.S. Identity Knowledges. Durham:

Duke UP, 2011. Print.

Interview with Robyn Weigman- Author of “Object Lessons”